Anil Kapoor receives Deenanath Mangeshkar Award
Bollywood actor, Anil Kapoor was conferred the Pandit Dinanath Mangeshkar Award on the occasion of the death anniversary of songstress Lata Mangeshkar’s father. The actor was thrilled to bits to receive the “priceless” honour.
“I have received national and few international awards in my career so far, but this award is special, in fact, priceless for me,” the National Award winning actor said here at the ceremony on Friday.
“This is because I don’t think I am a deserving candidate for this award. I am still a newcomer,” he added.
Anil Kapoor’s daughter actress, Sonam Kapoor and wife Sunita Kapoor was also present at the event along with him. Sonam looked stunning as always in a white and golden outfit, while Mrs. Kapoor wore a beautiful black outfit at the event.
This was the 73rd edition of the awards. Apart from Anil, actor Dilip Prabhalkar was also conferred with the honour.
Bollywood’s renowned singer, Sonu Nigam also graced the event with his amazing performance. Politician Devendra Fadnavis was also spotted at the event.
Meanwhile, Lata Mangeshkar gave a miss to the event because of her ill health. Last year, the award was given to Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor and musician Zakir Hussain.
Anil Kapoor would be next seen in ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’. It is an upcoming Indian comedy-drama film directed by Zoya Akhtar and produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar. The film features an ensemble cast of Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma and Farhan Akhtar and tells the story of a dysfunctional Punjabi family on a cruise trip.
The film is scheduled for release on 5th June, 2015.